Ideas, interests and foreign aid

Why do countries give foreign aid? Although many countries have official development assistance programs, this book argues that no two of them see the purpose of these programmes in the same way. Moreover, the way countries frame that purpose has shaped aid policy choices past and present. The autho...

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Main Author: Veen, A. Maurits van der
Format: eBook
Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2011
Series:Cambridge studies in international relations
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Collection: Cambridge Books Online - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • framing and foreign aid
  • 3. Debates about aid: contents and patterns
  • 4. Aid frames: origins and evolution
  • 5. The administration of aid policy
  • 6. The generosity contest: determinants of aid volume
  • 7. The popularity contest: selecting the recipients of aid
  • 8. Conclusion: frames and policy
  • Appendix A. Legislative debates coded
  • Appendix B. Debate coding examples
  • Appendix C. Aid allocation: data and sources